tear-gas


tear-gas

verb (used with object), tear-gassed, tear-gas·sing.

  1. to subject to tear gas.

noun

  1. a gas that makes the eyes smart and water, thus producing a temporary blindness, used in modern warfare, to quell riots, etc.

noun

  1. any one of a number of gases or vapours that make the eyes smart and water, causing temporary blindness; usually dispersed from grenades and used in warfare and to control riotsAlso called: lacrimator

n.

  1. A gas that causes irritation of the eyes and profuse tearing.

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